Indian Liberal Group
Indian Liberal Group

The Indian Liberal group was founded on 10th November 1965. The founding members included Minoo Masani, Prof B R Shenoy, Mr H V R Iengar, Dr Fredie Mehta, Mr Khushwant Singh and Madame Sophie Wadia. One of the objectives of the Indian Liberal Group as defined by them is that “the ILG seeks to emphasise the fact that a market economy by itself does not ensure an open society; that a free economy and a free society are two sides of the same coin; and that a free and democratic society alone will ensure a satisfying standard of life for the people.”

The Group believes in achieving the objectives of attaining freedom, social justice, tolerance in the society and equality of opportunity through various local chapters on the local level along with State and National level executives.

Issues

The Liberal Position – Newsletter of the Indian Liberals Group, April 2002

The Indian Liberal Group was a think tank founded in 1964 by Minoo Masani, to promote the liberal point of view and educate the public on the concept of libertarianism. The tank published newsletters titled, “The liberal position,” to help defend and promote liberal values. The issue of April 2002 is a continuation of the...

The Liberal Position – Newsletter of the Indian Liberals Group, October 2001

The Indian Liberal Group was a think tank founded in 1964 by Minoo Masani, to promote the liberal point of view and educate the public on the concept of libertarianism. The tank published newsletters titled, “The liberal position,” to help defend and promote liberal values. The purpose of these newsletters was to create a medium...

Constitution of the Indian Liberal Group, March 4, 2000

The Indian Liberal Group was a think tank founded in 1964 by Minoo Masani, to promote the liberal point of view and educate the public on the concept of libertarianism and defend the fundamental values. The Constitution of ILG was adopted on 4th March 2000. As per the Constitution, the purpose of instituting ILG was...

Basic Principles of the Indian Liberal Group, March 5, 2000

The Indian Liberal Group was a think tank founded in 1964 by Minoo Masani, to promote the liberal point of view and educate the public on the concept of libertarianism and defend the fundamental values. The framework for establishing basic principles as the guidelines for action for the ILG was instituted and adopted on 5th...

Manifesto for Indian Liberals, 1985

The Indian Liberal Group was a think tank founded in 1964 by Minoo Masani, to promote the liberal point of view and educate the public on the concept of libertarianism and defend the fundamental values. A manifesto was drawn at the Indian Liberals Conference held in the year 1985. The declaration was adopted amid a...

The Liberal Budget, 2006-07

The Indian Liberal Group was a think tank founded in 1964 by Minoo Masani, to promote the liberal point of view and educate the public on the concept of libertarianism and defend the fundamental values. This text is titled “The Liberal Budget 2006-2007” and covers the third Liberal Budget which was released three months ahead...

Trends in Government Expenditure, April 30, 2007

The Indian Liberal Group was a think tank founded in 1964 by Minoo Masani, to promote the liberal point of view and educate the public on the concept of libertarianism and defend the fundamental values. The booklet titled “Trends In Government Expenditure” was published on April 30, 2007 and was authored by K. P. Geethakrishnan....

Union Budget 2002 – 2003 : The Liberal Point of View

The Indian Liberal Group was a think tank founded in 1964 by Minoo Masani,to promote the Liberal philosophy, and to place before the country an alternative to socialists, supporting the ongoing economic reforms. The text titled “Union Budget 2002-03” is a review of the union budget for the year 2002-03. The text discusses GDP growth...

The Liberal Budget 2007-2008: Taking Reforms to the Poor

The Indian Liberal Group was a think tank founded in 1964 by Minoo Masani, to promote the liberal point of view and educate the public on the concept of libertarianism and defend the fundamental values. This text is titled “The Liberal Budget 2007-08” and covers the fourth Liberal Budget  for the year 2007-08. The text...